I Heart Organising: The Storeroom
I think the storeroom (or garage) can often bring up a look of fear in people’s eyes. Everything that doesn’t belong in the house gets shoved into the storeroom. This usually means that the storeroom is where things go to die. It’s a graveyard. And graveyards are never pretty. At least not my graveyard.
This is not a true before photo. Before this, it was even worse. Before this, there was no cleared path for walking. I had begun clearing it out before I remembered to take a photo and really didn’t have the energy to recreate the mess, so this is a sorta before photo.
The problem, is that I combined two houses. And I needed to do it fast, as I had only 24 hours before I had relatives over for Christmas. What I couldn’t unpack and store away into the house immediately, got shoved into the storeroom. At that point, there was no visible floor space. Every single tile was covered by a box, and boxes on top of those boxes. To make things worse, the storeroom doesn’t have a door. So while the relatives were very kind not to mention it, I cringed everytime somebody walked by.
After they left, I decided that the house needed a huge Spring Clean. There were things that really should be donated or thrown away as there were duplicates, and the store room was also giving me a minor heart attack every time I walked by.
Voila! Doesn’t that look much better? Things are a lot more organised, and there is visibly more space due to the change of direction of the shelf. Even a simple change of direction has helped opened up the room. I hid all the collapsed boxes behind the shelf, brought in another piece of furniture that I was storing and stacked the other boxes onto those.
On the front of the store room, I also have the kitty corner. The cats have their litter here, so I wanted to make sure that they had clear access to it. We also keep our stockpile of kitty litter right next to it for ease of changing, and I was pleased to see that there was just enough space to slot the bin in next to the litter tray.
There’s still some work to be done, but given that there is more stuff in this room, than any other room in the house, I’m really pleased with the transformation. I’m sure we will be revisiting this room again as I do more organising around the house, but for now, what do you think?